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Alex Bourdeau

Student wins national employee of the year award

Alex Bourdeau, a recently graduated psychology major, collected data for the Research Design Studio in Teachers College and assisted the Smithsonian.

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Braydon Fox with walking tour app

Students create a high-tech tour of history

An immersive learning class built a digital walking tour for the city of Carmel. The group got hands-on experience while helping an Indiana community.

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Trustees plan to adopt lowest tuition increase in more than 40 years

With support from the General Assembly and continued prudent management of funds, Ball State keeps its commitment to affordable education.

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